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Implants vs. Dentures: Which Solution Is Right for You?

When you need to have multiple teeth replaced, your dentist may present two options: A set of dentures or a series of implants. About Each Solution Dentures are a removable solution made from synthetic material or metal. They act as a substitute for teeth in the upper or lower jaw and some of the gum…

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What to Know About Periodontal Pockets

Many individuals experience periodontitis, commonly known as gum disease. Associated with tooth loss and leading to other conditions like diabetes and heart disease, gum disease often starts off with periodontal pockets, which indicate an infection that could worsen. What Are Periodontal Pockets? In general, periodontal pockets arise as gingivitis progresses to full-blown gum disease. In…

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Who’s a Good Candidate for Same-Day Crowns?

When a tooth experiences trauma or starts to decay, custom-made “cap” called a crown can provide the structure and bite strength needed to function along with your other teeth. These caps fit over the full tooth to help correct cosmetic issues, protect and preserve the roots, lessen future damage and restore bite strength. Once added,…

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How Harmful Is Teeth Shaving?

In 2020, one do-it-yourself dental trend emerged on TikTok: Teeth shaving, in which a nail file or piece of sandpaper is used to shave down uneven teeth. The trend is not exclusive to this rapidly growing social media platform. Similar DIY hacks have existed for years on YouTube and beauty blogs. While teeth shaving is…

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When Do Dental Implants Need To Be Replaced?

Implants are one of the more secure, natural-looking restorative dental procedures available, providing a greater degree of bite strength. Unlike dentures, the patient does not risk implants slipping out or sliding around when speaking or chewing. Yet, implants are not the right choice for everyone; candidates need to have enough jawbone to support the metal…

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